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BYU Cougars at Utah Utes Holy War Open Thread

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Utah is taking on BYU,their in-state rivals, for the 2nd time in 3 games, after beating the Cougars in the Las Vegas Bowl back in December. Now, the Kalani Sitake led Cougars come into Rice-Eccles Stadium to take on Coach Whittingham and his new QB Troy Williams.

This game has all the makings of a defensive battle, as both offenses were great last week, and both defenses played well in week one victories. The key in this game, for the Utes at least, is if the offensive line shows up and plays as well as we know they can. They left a lot to be desired after the SUU game, and with Sitake bringing a "Utah" defense into this game, the Utes are going to have to protect better, as well as open things up for the running backs.

With that said, that's what I think is going to happen. I think the o-line comes out with fire and establishes the line of scrimmage, and allows Troy Williams to operate. Defensively, the defensive line should be able to handle BYU's offensive line, which is starting two former SUU linemen.

It's the Holy War, and I have Utah winning 27-17.

Join us as the go happens, and for whatever madness is about to happen.